mystery play


noun

a medieval dramatic form based on a Biblical story, usually dealing with the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.

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Origin of mystery play

First recorded in 1850–55
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mystery play

noun

(in the Middle Ages) a type of drama based on the life of ChristCompare miracle play
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